Informed consent is a person’s voluntary decision about healthcare that is made with knowledge and understanding of the benefits and risks involved. Informed consent is a critical part of the practitioner-client relationship. Managing informed consent well can prevent misunderstanding.
What you might consider as adequate communication to gain informed consent can be different to the client’s expectations and understanding. You must remember that informed consent is personal and that different people may need more information and time to consider it than others. It is your responsibility to: